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Archive for December, 2020

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley.

Businesses told to brace for surprise inspections by Labour

Labour Minister Vincent Wheatley has said money has been set aside in the 2021 budget for his ministry to carry out inspections at workplaces across the territory to ensure businesses owners are operating within the law. Minister Wheatley said surprise […]

by / on December 28, 2020 at 7:47 AM /
Government legislator Sharie de Castro and her twin sister, Sharia. (Photos by Kamal Haynes/BVI News)

Sharie De Castro spreads cheer to 175 kids on Christmas Eve

Christmas is a season known for giving and spreading cheer. So on the eve of Christmas this year, Territorial At-Large Representative, Sharie De Castro gifted 175 children with the opportunity to enjoy an all-expenses-paid day at the Winter Wonderland in the […]

by / on December 28, 2020 at 7:40 AM /
Kayana Walters was a picture of surprise when Digicel gifted her with $1,000 cash for the holidays.

Christmas surprise! Digicel gifts 10 customers with $1K each

Ten lucky persons were each given one thousand reasons to smile during the Christmas holidays as Digicel awarded a total of $10,000 in cash to selected customers. The 10 recipients were Edith Pena, Marcia Fahie, Kayana Walters, Yamilka George, Niel […]

by / on December 28, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
Not the marijuana mentioned in the story

Police charge man found with over 60 small bags of weed

BVI News understands that a man was recently slapped with cannabis-related charges after police caught him with more than sixty small parcels of marijuana. The cops are said to believe the weed was packaged for sale. The incident reportedly happened […]

by / on December 28, 2020 at 7:25 AM /
Screenshot of the BVI Gateway homepage captured Monday night, November 23, 2020.

Nearly 50% of arrivals so far are tourists

After weeks of speculation and requests for statistics, the government has released official numbers collected from the BVI Gateway portal, giving the public an idea of how the territory’s tourism product is recovering amid the onset of COVID-19. The official […]

by / on December 27, 2020 at 10:09 AM /
Photos by Kamal Haynes/BVI News

Increased fines, jail time for harbouring illegal immigrants

Amid news that a traveller who was denied entry escaped quarantine and is now on the run in the BVI, Cabinet has increased the penalties for people who harbour illegal immigrants. The penalty is now $100,000.00 and 10 years imprisonment […]

by / on December 24, 2020 at 2:41 PM /
Holiday Message: Enjoy Christmas but still adhere to COVID protocols

Holiday Message: Enjoy Christmas but still adhere to COVID protocols

Now hours away from celebrating its first Christmas in a pandemic, Premier Andrew Fahie is urging residents to remain cognizant of the virus and to adhere to all of the COVID-19 protocols during this festive period. Premier Fahie, members of […]

by / on December 24, 2020 at 2:37 PM /
Dr Natalio Wheatley

Schools effect special measures to prevent cheating in online exams

With schools across the territory adopting a hybrid approach to learning (online and face-to-face classes) for this academic year, a number of schools have implemented new measures to prevent students from engaging in unethical practices during online examinations. Education Minister […]

by / on December 24, 2020 at 8:27 AM /
Her Majesty's Prison in Balsam Ghut.

OPINION: Time to jail those who break out of quarantine

I am not writing to bash the government for its handling of the economy during this era of COVID-19. In fact, I’m quite proud of how they are handling the situation and keeping us safe so far. We are truly […]

by / on December 24, 2020 at 7:46 AM /
Premeir Andrew Fahie

The days of neglecting the sister islands are over — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has assured residents living on the territory’s sister islands that their days of being neglected and ignored are over. The Premier made that statement during Monday’s contract-signing ceremony for design works to build a new Jost Van […]

by / on December 24, 2020 at 6:47 AM /